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Where does honor lie?

Today, Memorial Day 2015, I commemorate what the United States could have been and still could be. The participation of colonists (invaders) from abroad in the near genocide of the native peoples did not make the United States great, let … Continue reading

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Inconvenient memories: Veteran’s Day 2014

by Guest Author Ross Caputi Most Americans believe Veterans Day is a day of remembrance; in reality, it’s generally a day of forgetting. On Veterans Day, people applaud as veterans march in parades, wearing their medals and fancy uniforms. People … Continue reading

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The federal budget: Invasions, yes! Peace, no!

At least that’s what the politicos are telling us. By now, everyone must have heard something about the debates about the new U.S. budget. You may know that to address the deficits that have accrued since former President Bill Clinton … Continue reading

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Ordinary people: Thoughts about war and peace

Ever since 9/11, the Group on International Perspectives on Governmental Aggression and Peace (GIPGAP) has been studying the views of ordinary people concerning war and peace and related issues. We started our work at Boston University but soon attracted psychologists … Continue reading

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